Beta Club attended the state convention in Hot Springs on January 29-30, with 30 students making the trip. For the first time, one of our members, Michael Achterberg, ran for state Vice President. We also had three students receive awards for placing first in individual subject-area competitions. Luke Vigil won first in spelling, Zach Neumeier won first in science, and Gage Gattis won first in agriculture. Jackie Vaughan competed in photography, Evan Johnston built a foldable chair for woodworking, and Laichia Yang, Smart Vang, Donovan Shepard, and Marcus Watson submitted an entry in advertising design.